Posted on April 11, 2021 HRFA Fred Rung Striper Release Tournament coming up NOTE On Thursday April 15th all Derby registrants will receive an email invitation to attend a ZOOM meeting to be held that night at 7 00pm. The only fish he saw caught were by trollers, and even they weren t doing much.
On the 44FA had Dan Pillitteri back with dad John, located the mother lode of fish early getting boat limit early then going into release mode. Had a hot start that boat traffic impacted so had to cover some ground to get the guys their limit.
The Golden Eagle from Belmar once again saw stripers, but couldn t get a hit. There s a chance of showers after midnight, but Sunday starts with southeast winds of only 5-10 knots before increasing to 10-15 with gusts to 20 later.
We started off with the throwing the shads and tsunamis, with very good readings, the first drift one on and one in the boat and that was it. Still good readings in a few areas so we tried bait, but N. G. they would not eat.
While ftriper fishing remains hot in Raritan Bay, this could be the first weekend of striper fishing in the ocean. Chuck Many had a fine striper bite during a late afternooon to night trip on Ty Man from Highlands as his crew tagged and released bass from 22 unches up to a 32-pounder on both live bunkers and chunks in Raritan Bay.